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    Existence of pheromones and reproductive behaviors

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    What evidence supports the existence of pheromones? What are their possible relationships to reproductive behaviors?

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    Grammer, Fink and Neave note that communication among animals, by way of olfactory is very common. While the ability of animals to use their sense of smell may be more keen with animals than in humans, the research in this area has increased. They go on to say that the Bombykol butterfly produces odor glands on the abdomen and the male detects the pheromone with sensory cells, located in the antennae. This is how they can ...

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    The chemical that is released in animals and humans that serves as a form of communication is discussed.